To make a reservation for the class or to be contacted by a Commission Trained Loan Officer


In this free five hour class, you will learn from seasoned pros in the mortgage, real estate, and home inspector fields about what you need to know to successfully purchase a home.  This class is mandatory for those applying for a First-Time Home Buyer loan with the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.  The certificate you will receive in this class is good for two years from date of the class.

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of mortgage programs including Conventional, FHA, VA and USDA home loans

  • Zero-down programs

  • How to shop for a lender

  • How to compare loan programs

  • How to shop for a real estate broker

  • The home buying process from loan application to closing

  • How to establish a budget

  • Negotiating real estate contracts

  • Credit requirements

  • Why a home inspection is important

  • How an appraisal is different than a home inspection

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Classes

In person classes are currently canceled due to COVID19.

The Washington State Housing Finance Commission is offering online classes. Their charge is $50 per person.

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If you have general questions regarding loan approvals or available down payment assistance, please contact Skip Thompson at (360)791-8880.                      

Please see "click here" button above to send an email to make your


Please indicate the number or people attending and desired date.

We will email you before the class to confirm your reservation. If you would like to be called, please provide your phone number.

Thank you.

Want to know more? Read this article about our classes that ran in ThurstonTalk.

If you still have questions, please use "click here" box to email us your questions or leave a message on our voicemail at (360)742-5028.